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What's on in Wellington

Your monthly guide to the hottest events in Wellington. Check out what's on the calendar of good times this August.

Rugby Legends: The Spirit of the Black Jersey

Discover some of this country’s rugby legends - teams and players who embody the spirit of the black jersey - at Te Papa.

Wāhine - Beyond the Dusky Maiden

This exhibition acknowledges and celebrates the mana of Māori women, from the female deities in Māori origin stories to the tīpuna wahine who played pivotal roles in our physical and cultural survival. 

Wellington Waterfront Pop-Up Sauna

A shipping container has been converted into the perfect place to spend time with friends, relax after a long day, or warm up after a wintery plunge into the sea.

Destination Beehive: 2017

Parry and Agnew are back! Join the funniest party in town, as a fresh batch of political try-hards vie for your vote in their relentless race towards.

New Zealand International Film Festival

New Zealand International Film Festival is a beacon in the midst of your winter, bringing you different worlds to explore through some of the world's most exciting cinema. 

A Doll's House

This modern retelling of Ibsen's controversial, compelling, contemporary and critically-acclaimed play exposes the power and gender dynamics of a marriage in present-day New Zealand.

One Night of Queen

Gary Mullen, with his uncanny vocal resemblance to the late Freddie Mercury, brings his breathtaking One Night of Queen to Wellington.

Orchestra Wellington - Daphnis & Chloe

Orchestra Wellington perform Schumann's Carnaval and Piano Concerto In A Minor, and Ravel's Daphnis and Chloe.


Beervana is NZ's national beer event and the ultimate thirst quencher with special one-off beers, international breweries, outrageous brewery displays, beer-matched silent discos and food from some of Wellington's top eateries.

Visa Wellington On a Plate

Eat, drink and be Welly as Wellington celebrates food and beverage like no other, in our annual two-week foodie extravaganza.

The Ryman Healthcare Season of Romeo and Juliet

Artistic Director and choreographer Francesco Ventriglia creates a new version of the world’s greatest love story, with all the splendour of Renaissance Verona. 

The Pickle King

Experience the artistry and magic of an Indian Ink show as the relationships at the Empire Hotel are brought to life on stage with the highly acclaimed The Pickle King.

Discover all the other great events in Wellington.

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